Northern Dominican Flood Relief

Organized by: Heath Kolman

Heath's Photo
 

Damaged wall
November 30, 2016

This photo shows how much force the water had as it moved toward town. I have heard that 5 or 6 people died. I spoke to one family where the See More

THE STORY:

Since third week of October 2016 it has been raining pretty much every day and/or night in northern Dominican Republic. I travel to Villa Isabela in this region regularly. The rain Sunday night (Dec 27) resulted in the worst flooding Villa Isabela has received in the memory of the elderly residents. The majority of homes and stores were flooded. The residents are relatively poor; it is primarily a farming community of around maybe 8,000. The initial report I received was 8 people including at least 1 child had died. Some homes were destroyed; and many lost their household items. I will be in Villa Isabela to distribute any help that I can raise. I am concerned that the smaller pueblos down river may have been hit harder, but have not heard. They have had 2-3 lesser flooding incidents in the past 5 weeks. I'm open to suggestion on how to best apply the funds. I will 50% match all donations up to the $2000 funding goal. Thank you.

$2,025

 

101% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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  • Bret

    $100

  • Diane Kolman

     

  • Heath

    $150

  • God is good

    $1,000

  • Verlin and Diane Kolman

     

  • Heath

    $525

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Heath Kolman

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Donor Comments

Heath

Heath

DONATION: $525

Thanks everyone for donating; this completes by 50% matching to-date. The funds will be released for use January 1. I have identified 15 families to help in general, 6 families to help more significantly, and one street to work on drainage problem. Thank you! 2 years ago

Verlin and Diane Kolman

Verlin and Diane Kolman

May God comfort them. 2 years ago

God is good

God is good

DONATION: $1,000

2 years ago

Heath

Heath

DONATION: $150

2 years ago

Diane Kolman

Diane Kolman

May God help them rebuild their lives and grant them health. 2 years ago

Bret

Bret

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

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